SUIMA sings for the holidays

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SUIMA students from the primary level sing the song “Bethlehem,” an original written by Ute Mountain tribal member Betty Howe.
Chairman of the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council, Lakota TwoCrow welcomes all in attendance at the Tribal Christmas Dinner.
Councilwoman Amy J. Barry wishes everyone happy holidays at the Tribal Christmas Dinner held at the Sky Ute Casino Resort.
Tara Vigil, Special Events Coordinator, reads off raffle numbers during the annual Tribal Christmas Dinner hosted at Sky Ute Casino on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Joyce Delaware Ford celebrates her birthday at the Christmas dinner with her grandkids Na’Sir Butcher and Babie Maloid.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students open the SUIMA Christmas Program with the song, “At Christmas Time, Everyone is Singing.”
SUIMA students tap their instruments in rhythm while performing the holiday tune, “Tap, Tap, Tapping.”
SUIMA students Uriyah Casey and John Oberly (front) bundle themselves up as they join students Kaycee Jefferson, Dominique Rael, and Harmony Reynolds (rear).
Autumn Sage joins her fellow SUIMA students in the final performance.
Tribal member Lexy Young flashes a smile as she gets her photo taken with Santa Claus at the annual Tribal Christmas Dinner.
Tribal member Tamarius Roland tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas.
Davian Herrera smiles as he's given a Christmas stocking full of goodies.
Santa Claus (Robert Ortiz) gives a Christmas stocking to Surya Parker.
Santa Claus (Robert Ortiz) asks SUIMA students what they want for Christmas.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy closed out the Christmas dinner with their program “Bells, Elves, and Holiday Cheer”. Students from the upper elementary, lower elementary, primary, and kindergarten joined together in singing a number of holiday songs to guests that consisted of “Christmas Bells”, “Jingle Bells”, “Groovin’ Elf”, and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

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